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Re: setup.exe: Woe is me!
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Phil Bewig <pbewig at swbell dot net>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2003 16:20:00 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: setup.exe: Woe is me!
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Sat, 26 Apr 2003, Phil Bewig wrote:
> I am having trouble installing cygwin on a machine running Win98. I have
> downloaded setup.exe to my machine, the latest version currently available.
Which is?.. Numbers help...
> I have run setup.exe and downloaded the default selection of packages.
> Setup.exe has properly computed checksums. Then setup.exe hangs. I am
> able to press ctrl-alt-delete to access the task window, which shows
> setup.exe is not responding, and end the task. I have tried several times
> and setup.exe won't go past this point. I never see the list of packages
> available to select which ones to install. There is no anti-virus software
> running on the computer during installation. No files are written in
> /var/log. My primary hard drive is c:, my cygwin directory is d:\ and my
> package directory is d:\package. I had cygwin installed on this machine
> about a year ago, then uninstalled it, following the directions in the faq;
> is it possible that something is left from the prior installation that is
> causing the problem? I don't know what to do next. Can anyone help?
How long did you leave setup "hanging" for? If you haven't downloaded a
snapshot from <http://cygwin.com/setup-snapshots/>, you are likely to be
the victim of a "rush job" traversal algorithm for the package list (see
<http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2003-04/msg01150.html>). This should be
fixed in the 2.358 snapshot. Or you could simply wait "a minute"
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